Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stupid Criminals, Sell this House, -and- Vanished

Stupid Criminals - alleged bank robber seeks ride from undercover cop
Sell this House - Aspen home sells for $43 million
Vanished - man's laptop stolen—from his lap

On this day in history: July 14, 1881 - In the Sumner, New Mexico home of his friend Pete Maxwell, notorious outlaw Billy the Kid steps into a darkened bedroom and is shot dead by sheriff Pat Garrett. Billy's last words are "¿Quién es?" (Who is it?)

Born on this day in history: July 14, 1912 - Woody Guthrie (1912 - 1967) Born in Okemah, Oklahoma, folk musician and songwriter Woody Guthrie lived a hobo’s life until becoming a radio personality in Los Angeles in 1937. He wrote or adapted more than 1000 songs, including "This Land is Your Land" (1940). Guthrie spent his last years ravaged by Huntington's chorea.

Scripture of the Day: "My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one." — John 17:15

Video of the Day: Golf Trick Shots - submitted by Cap'n Jack

Imagine my surprise when I received a handful of these from a client this morning! Click to enlarge.

The Old Grill

With the new grill in place, it was time to discard the old grill. I put it at the curb with a sign reading, "FREE! WORKS GREAT!" at 4:30 PM. When Laura peered outside at 6:45 PM, ti was gone. Free items do not remain at curbside for long in this region, it would seem. I am pleased that someone will get some use from the old grill.

Hot Weather

Mr. Nitro's temperature sensor indicated that it was 82° this morning at 7:30 AM as I drove to my office. It is now 86° at 8:25 AM. Today will be a hot day. There is no doubt.

The Kind Lawyer

One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass?" "We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass." "Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you," the lawyer said. "But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there, under that tree." "Bring them along," the lawyer replied. Turning to the other poor man he stated, "You come with us, also." The second man, in a pitiful voice, then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and SIX children with me!" "Bring them all, as well," the lawyer answered. They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine was. Once underway, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind." "Thank you for taking all of us with you." The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high!"

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